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housing data out tod home prices rose 4.3% in the 12 months ending in october in a 20-city composite, beating analysts' forecasts. it did appear as 12 of the 20 cities in both composites posted monthly declines in october. david blitzer will join us in just a few minutes to go over this data. bottom line here, better than expected. maybe this is enough to keep this sector going. a very strong sector in consumer discretionary overall. home builders have really been a double in 2012. >> it wasn't until the second half of this word that you started hearing the words housing and gdp growth in the same sentence. perhaps the most significant part of the economy for so much of the early parts of the 2000s. we'll see. they do call it a sustained recovery. that is, s&p-case schiller, and the recovery continues to gather strength. >> the best performing sector, though, financials. >> financials, yeah. >> 26% on financials. utilities the only one lower for the year. nine out of ten s&p sectors higher. that doesn't happen a whole lot. >> no. >> when we come back, christmas day may be over, but w
on citi, bank of america and discover financial. is that move by one of the more famous financial bears, a sign of a new era for banks? >> walmart is once again the target of a "new york times" investigation. but does the paper add anything new and can the stock outperform just as it did last time. >> private equity firm server said it will sell the firearms conglomerate. is private equity talking about guns in the country. >> futures moving higher on optimism. the white house republicans rising above partisanship, getting closer to striking a deal on the fiscal cliff. we have the latest on not just the breakdown of this offer, but by the response of some key senators this morning. good morning. >> yeah, that's right, carl. we saw the offer come in late last night and now we're seeing reaction early this morning. let me walk you through first of all of what the president laid down on the table yesterday, starting with taxes. the president is proposing now $1.2 trillion in new revenue increases, tax increases on individual income. that's lower than his initial offer after the election of
's 1994 levels. >> that's a big part of morgan stanley's call on citi today. from overweight to equal weight. consumer deleveraging in their view coming to an end. and the more clarity on regulations. we are exiting this really weird period of uncertainty. rules come into focus. and if these consumer balance sheet numbers are right. next year could look different, jim. >> yes. there are a lot of assets -- look, a lot of bad loans that are becoming good loans. citi was always relatively opaque. i tried many, many times to penetrate citi holdings, which is the legacy of the core running it now. it may be good. i mean, pandit always promised me the money in holdings was money good. if you go to the book value of companies like morgan stanley, 9% of book -- i mean, in other words, what i'm saying is, xlf, look out. 14 to 16 from june to now. but it could go back to a much higher level. >> you wonder about the nominations to treasury, good time to get out of the business. righting the ship, moving on to something else? >> elizabeth arden, now senator-elect on the banking committee, has alw
the straight equities business. der riff city was the key. >> people want to believe this is not going to be the latest in a chain of squelch deals, denied deals. you think this one -- >> this one does not appear to have any hair on it when it comes to antitrust. >> nationalism. >> two u.s. companies. two u.s. companies. unless you want new york versus atlanta. that could be -- >> we did that. >> atlanta, the financial capital of the world. not the same ring to it. >> oracle buys a company. yesterday, merkel buys a company. today -- >> angela merkel bought a company? >> play that out. the insurance business. gardner denver perhaps. david -- >> yeah. >> this is deal mania. >> mention arris, trading up again, double the size of the -- what is happening? >> ge this week. >> potentially, the italian enginemaker. >> the fiscal cliff, result supposed to be frozen? aren't we supposed to be paralyzed? >> i guess the clock ran out on everybody saying we can't do anything? >> this is huge for us. >> i don't have a legitimate answer for you. none of these transactions are going to close this year
's up tonight? >> i have citi national. this is a boutique bank based in california making money for people. i have to find out. they have big business with the ports in california. they also are worried about the fiscal cliff. i have known russell for years. >> we'll see you tonight. >> thank you. >> 6:00 and 11:00 eastern time. the president meeting with governor this is morning about the fiscal cliff. two former governors will offer their perspective. plus, more on what bank of america's brian moynihan told becky this morning. more "squawk on the street" in just a moment. try running four.ning a restaurant is hard, fortunately we've got ink. it gives us 5x the rewards on our internet, phone charges and cable, plus at office supply stores. rewards we put right back into our business. this is the only thing we've ever wanted to do and ink helps us do it. make your mark with ink from chase. you can stay in and share something... ♪ ♪ ...or you can get out there with your friends and actually share something. ♪ the lexus december to remember sales event is on, offering some o
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